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Tue, Jun 23, 2020 1:32 AM

Credit Charge

So before I put my credit info, it said that I did not have any "Due today" charges, but when I put my credit information, the "Due today" charge goes up to $100. Does anyone know why?


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a month ago

You have NO or POOR credit, thus a non refundable $100 credit management fee due to risk.

6. Payment

You agree to pay in full each month: (1) the monthly fee specified when you ordered your Service; (2)  any charge(s) for equipment required for your Service; (3) activation fees, connection charges, and/or installation charges, if any; (4) late fees, Service Restoral Fees, and other applicable Service charges; and, (4) any applicable taxes, recovery fees, and surcharges that AT&T pays to municipalities and other governmental entities and may pass on to you.  For a list of additional fees that could apply to the Service, please see the applicable Fee Schedules, which are expressly incorporated herein by reference.

a. Credit Check / Advance Payments & Deposits.


By applying to purchase Internet Services, and by continuing to access the Internet Services, you are granting us permission to obtain your credit information from consumer credit reporting agencies at any time. If we determine that you may be a credit risk due to: (1) unsatisfactory credit rating; (2) insufficient credit history; (3) fraudulent or abusive use of any AT&T services within the last five years; or, (4) late payments for current or prior bills, we may refuse to provide the Services or we may require an advance payment, a non-refundable payment, and/or a deposit. Interest will not be paid on advance payments or deposits unless required by law. We may require special payment terms such as additional advance payments or deposits if we determine that the initial payment was inadequate. We may establish limits and restrict your Service or features as we deem appropriate. If your account balance goes beyond the limit we set for you, we may immediately interrupt or suspend your Service until your balance is brought below the limit. Any charges you incur in excess of your limit become immediately due. Upon determination solely by AT&T of satisfactory payment history or as required by law, AT&T may begin refunding of deposits through bill credits, cash payments, or as otherwise determined solely by AT&T.  If you are delinquent in any payment to us, you also authorize us to report any late payment or nonpayment to credit reporting agencies.

b. Billing.


If the Service is eligible for self-installation and you choose to self-install the Service, billing will begin when Service is provisioned by AT&T, whether or not you have installed and begun to use the Service. If you choose to have a technician install the Service, billing will begin when the installation is complete, unless you initially select to self-install, and subsequently ask for a technician installation (in which case, billing will begin when Service is provisioned by AT&T).

c. Method of Payment.


Your monthly charges may be billed via a monthly AT&T bill or to a credit card. AT&T Internet customers will automatically receive an online bill (see below), unless you specifically notify us that you want to receive a paper bill by calling either of the following numbers (as applicable to you): Consumer: 800.288.2020; Business: 800.321.2000; Fixed Wireless: 800.288.2020.

d. Credit Card Billing.


You may be asked to provide us with a credit card number from a card issuer that we accept in order to activate your Service. You hereby authorize AT&T to charge and/or place a hold on your credit card with respect to any unpaid charges for your Services or any related equipment. You authorize the issuer of the credit card to pay any amounts described herein without requiring a signed receipt, and you agree that this Agreement shall be accepted as authorization to the issuer of the credit card to pay any amounts described herein without requiring a signed receipt, and you agree that this Agreement shall be accepted as authorization to the issuer of the credit card to pay all such amounts. You authorize AT&T and/or any other company who bills products or services, or acts as billing agent for AT&T, to continue to attempt to charge and/or place holds with respect to all sums described herein, or any portion thereof, to your credit card until such amounts are paid in full. You agree to provide AT&T with updated credit card information upon the request of AT&T and any time the information you previously provided is no longer valid. You acknowledge and agree that neither AT&T nor any AT&T affiliated company will have any liability whatsoever for any non-sufficient funds or other charges incurred by you as a result of such attempts to charge, and/or place holds on, your credit card. If you mistakenly provide a debit card number, instead of a credit card number, you authorize all charges described herein to be applied to such debit card unless and until you provide a credit card number. In the event you are enrolled, or later enroll, in an automatic payment or electronic funds transfer plan, you agree that all sums described herein may be charged, at the option of AT&T, to the account number provided for such automatic payment or electronic funds transfer plan. When payment is made by credit card or debit card, payment will also be subject to the terms and conditions established by the credit or debit card issuer. If charges cannot be processed through your credit card, or if your bank draft or electronic funds transfer is returned for insufficient funds, we will charge you an additional fee.  For a list of additional fees that could apply to the Service, please see the applicable Fee Schedule(s).


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